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Republican Lawmaker Attacks Conservatives; IRS Agents With AR-15s; Obama Sneaks In Carbon Regs; Feds Attack Jihad Magazine; Obama ATF Nominee Under DOJ Investigation: Personal Liberty Digest ™ P.M. Edition 6-12-2013

Brush up on the day’s headlines with Personal Liberty’s P.M. Edition news links.

Special Counsel Investigation Doesn’t Deter Obama From Nominating ATF Director; Senate GOP Outraged

President Barack Obama has nominated B. Todd Jones to fill a seven-year vacancy to direct the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), even though Jones is currently being investigated by the Office of Special Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations he retaliated against a whistle-blower when he was […]

Republican Lawmaker: Conservatives Concerned About NSA Snooping Are Acting Like Michael Moore

Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.) said during an interview that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden be prosecuted as well as the U.K. Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, an American citizen living overseas who broke the story. “No right is absolute; even the press has restrictions,” said King, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. […]

Lawmaker: Why Do IRS Agents Train With AR-15s?

Representative Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) may have discovered where at least a few of those rounds of ammunition the government is buying massive quantities of is going when he visited the Maryland Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in May: the Internal Revenue Service. Duncan, chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, said during recent interviews […]

Obama Administration Sneaks 60 Percent Hike In ‘Social Cost’ Regulation Of Carbon Emissions

The Administration of President Barack Obama, acting through the U.S. Department of Energy, has just raised the so-called “social cost” of carbon emissions by 60 percent — and it did so by quietly piggybacking the change on a routine update to energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens. Before the Obama-backed rate jump, the government had […]

U.S. Intelligence Officials Cyberattacked Online Jihad Magazine

U.S. intelligence officials reportedly launched an attack against al-Qaida’s Inspire magazine last month by garbling articles and removing sections, prompting the magazine’s terror-advocating creators to remove the edition from the Internet. A new version of the magazine was later reposted, including a section touting the Boston Marathon bombings as an Islamic jihad success story. Inspire, […]

Drones For Snowden; Biden Worried About Young GOP; Tranny Restrooms in Cali Schools; Rand Paul To ‘Find A Place’ For Illegals; Kerry Talks Syria With Brits: Wednesday Morning News Roundup 6-12-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

Obama Should Blame Bush, Thank Whistle-Blowers And Keep Up The Bad Work

Obama Should Blame Bush, Thank Whistle-Blowers And Keep Up The Bad Work

During his Senatorial career and the earlier parts of his Presidential tenure, Barack Obama was an outspoken advocate of government transparency and whistle-blower protections. Sometimes, he still makes feeble attempts to claim he holds the same views today. Yet Obama is at the helm of what is likely the least transparent Administration in history.

Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

Buffalo Police To Army Vet: Oops, Wrong Apartment… Sorry We Killed Your Dog (Not)

An Army veteran who’d been living at the same Buffalo, N.Y., address for three years got home Monday afternoon to discover that someone had torn down the door, shot up the apartment, ransacked the place and killed his dog, Cindy, who was leashed in the kitchen.

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

Let’s All Get Together Tonight And Jam Up The NSA!

There is much buzz about an Internet initiative encouraging as many Americans as possible to produce electronic communications using certain terrorist-sounding words and phrases in unison this evening. The goal is to create a blip on the National Security Agency’s radar in hopes of overwhelming the Federal government’s surveillance apparatus.

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